Museum of the Souls of Purgatory

Local nameSacro Cuore del Suffragio
LocationPrati, Rome, Italy

This neogothic church, consecrated in 1921, may not be the oldest or the most breath-taking in Rome, however, it is certainly worth a visit.
Within its sacristy hides one of the most bizarre museums in the world: The Museum of the Souls in Purgatory.

Inside, you can find exhibitions of various articles and artworks that are supposed to prove the existence of a Christian purgatory. The items on display include Bibles as well as pieces of cloth with handprints on them. An absolute must-see for any Catholic or fan of horror.

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Opening hours

The museum is open whenever the church is.


Free admission.
Donations are appreciated.

More information and contact


Phone +39 06 6880 6517

Address Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio, Lungotevere Prati 12, Rome, Italy

Coordinates 41°54'15.127" N 12°28'20.216" E

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